Tip your waitress well. She may the next great fiction writer of our times.
Many of the most famous authors in history started out working at less-than-glamorous day jobs to make ends meet before they were “discovered.” Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times Bestsellers, and other literary giants worked for years at jobs in construction, food service, and yes, even asbestos manufacturing, to earn their daily bread.
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and what could be stranger than learning that the path to becoming one of the most popular novelists in the world started out with a job selling dental products over the phone?
Feeling frustrated in your own pursuit of literary greatness? Clock out for break time and peruse The Expert Editor’s infographic on the surprising first jobs of the world’s most beloved writers.
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